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Topic: News Corp.

MarketWatch Lays Off Staff

Several longtime staffers let go

Add Dow Jones’ MarketWatch to the parade of media companies laying off staff lately. A spokeswoman for the business site confirmed it’s trimmed a number of its 90-person news staff. The rep…

'New' News Corp. Fills Executive Ranks

London-based execs named chief strategy officer and chief creative officer

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is organizing ranks at its proposed separate publishing arm, which it's currently calling the "New News Corporation." Anoushka Healy, the group managing editor of News Corp.'s London…

Hulu CEO and CTO to Step Down

Jason Kilar, Rich Tom leaving the company between now and March

Well, it was pretty clear to most people that this was coming: Jason Kilar is leaving Hulu, presumably with a huge payout. The exec's exit package has been estimated at…

Hulu's Annual Revenue Approaches $700 Million

Online video service claims subscriptions have doubled year over year

It's been a good year for Hulu. Despite a lot of noise about a possible IPO and some hand-wringing over whether or not Jason Kilar would keep his post as…

Analyst: CBS Would Win the C7 Battle

Currency shift would funnel ancillary ad sales revenue to Black Rock

After taking a good, long look at TiVo’s set-top-box data as it pertains to prime time broadcast ratings, one influential analyst is of the opinion that Les is more. According to…

WSJ Searching for Creative Agency for Assignment

Most recent lead agency mcgarrybowen not participating

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a creative agency for an assignment. The search, which is being conducted by MediaLink, L.A., has been spearheaded by Hamish McLennan, the former…

The Daily's Woes Proves Content, Not Platform Is King

Publication was boxed-in from Day 1 by its iPad-only positioning

The Daily will fire off its last electronic dispatches Dec. 15, bringing an end to a deeply flawed, but ultimately important experiment in digital journalism. When the News Corp.-owned publication announced…

High-Level Changes at News Corp.

Execs shuffled; folds The Daily, its costly iPad experiment, after a year

Huge changes are afoot at News Corp. today as the scandal-wracked company prepares to split into two publicly traded parts. The media juggernaut announced that Robert Thomson, a long-serving lieutenant…

Roger Ailes Renews News Corp. Contract

Fox News chairman and CEO will head multiple divisions for four more years

Roger Ailes has signed a new four-year contract to remain chairman and CEO of Fox News and chairman of Fox Television Stations. The positions oversee multiple Fox properties, including Fox…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Aug. 18-23

Spots that shocked, mocked and invented a holiday

This week, a headless pair of breasts sought to sell scents, we saw a final spot from the late Tony Scott, and The Sun found a way to shine. Many of…

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